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at the request of president obama. listen to this. >> we have no credibility. we do have influence but when you don't use that influence then you do not have that influence. we could be cutting off the aid, the spare parts and maintenance of these military equipment that we've given the egyptians is, important to their capabilities. jon: and just today, state media reports that a lawyer for former president hosni mubarak says the dictator who ruled egypt for more than 30 years will soon be freed from jail. chief white house correspondent ed henry is life at the white house. the news on mubarak, ed, may add some more ammunition to those folks who say we should cut off aid to egypt. >> reporter: you're right, jon. remember hosni mubarak is in jail in part for not stopping the killing of some 900 protesters in egypt a couple years ago. there are fears that releasing him from prison will only spark more violence in egypt and in fact will lead to reprisals from the muslim brotherhood upset that mubarak's successor, mow happened morsi, of the muslim brotherhood was knocked out by the egyptian militar
department official telling fox news not a matter of but when the obama administration leaving no doubt that american armed forces can easily hit targets inside syria. military officials telling fox that planned operations may include the use of cruise missiles or possibly even stealth bombers. over the next couple of hours we'll have extensive coverage and analysis about thetial american intervention in this crisis and moments from now, we'll go live to the middle east for a report. but first, right now, brand new stories and arizona inmate taking the witness stand in the trial of a fellow prisoner. >> accuse of brutal murder of a oklahoma couple. how credible is a prisoner as a witness? should prosecutors depend on inmates to prove their case? >>> plus the ongoing protests in wisconsin's capitol turning violent when police tackle and restrain a demonstrator. the question is, did they go too far? >>> reality star kate gosselin reportedly suing her ex-husband what he did to get dirt on her for a tell-all book. it is all "happening now." you're intrigued i see. >> sounds juicy to me. art
action against the assad regime. jon: just yesterday president obama said there is no doubt the syrian government carried out last week's chemical attack killing hundreds of people. he added, he has not made a decision yet on authorizing a strike. u.n. inspectors are collecting evidence at the site of the alleged attack are expected to leave syria on saturday and report their findings to u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon. britain said it will hold off joining any military efforts against syria until that team releases its findings. it is not yet clear if the united states will wait. right now a number about u.s. lawmakers are urging congressional approval before any action is taken. syria denies gassing civilians, claiming rebels were behind the attack. according to syria's state news agency, president assad says syria will defend itself against any aggression. live team fox coverage. driven give is live at the pentagon. first to chief white house correspondent ed henry at the white house. what is the latest we're hearing from the president on all this, ed? >> reporter: good morning,
it came on the anniversary of president obama saying that, you know, chemical weapons use is a red line that should not be crossed. that seems to be a direct slap in the face to the president, doesn't it? >> well, my guess is the discussions going on now within the administration are not weather to -- whether to respond but how to respond if chemical weapons are used. our response last time was insufficient. i think that encouraged, made the assad regime think it could get away with using them again. our response this time should be clearer and unmistakable if you use chemical weapons you will suffer pain. therefore, don't use them again. the question is not, whether to use force. it's how much force to use so that the force has the intended effect and not, doesn't create unintended consequences. jon: the foreign minister of turkey is one of those who is saying it's time to get tough. he says, we call on the international community in this situation where the red line was crossed long ago to intervene as soon as possible. but the united states and really a lot of other nations haven't s
have brand knew stories and breaking news. jon: all eyes on washington right now as president obama meets with national security team to weigh his next move in syria, after britain votes against military action to punish the assad regime for the reported use of chemical weapons. will the united states to it alone? fox live team coverage on rapidly unfolding events in syria. >>> plus the bug guns are coming out to sell obamacare as the deadline to set up health care exchanges approaches after some major glitches in the rollout. >>> a husband pleads not guilty to a shocking murder in florida. what he says happened before he posted pictures of his dead wife's body on facebook. it's all happening now. jon: but force, secretary of state john kerry expected to speak about 90 minutes from now as we await the release of declassified intelligence assessment of the chemical attack in syria that killed hundreds of people, many of them children. good morning i'm jon scott. >> good to be here with you, jon. big news day. i'm alisyn camerota in for jenna lee. president hopes this will make the ca
obama is on vacation. any response from the administration, wendell? >> reporter: well, jon, the nsa says these are mistakes and while the number of them may seem large it is really a small percentage of the phone calls and emails the agency tracks. the information was contained in a 2012 audit as allison said, edward snowden leaked to "the washington post." when nsa make as mistake carrying out the foreign intelligence commission they report it earn certainly to federal overseers and aggressively gets to the bottom of it. the audit says the nsa decided not to tell the oversight staff about some data collection. that cast doubts that the president's assertion that the agency's vast abilities are not being misused. >> what you're not reading about is the government actually abusing these programs and, you know, listening in on people's phone calls or inappropriately reading people's emails. what you're hearing about is the prospect of that these could be abused. >> reporter: now one of those mistakes involved tracking phone calls from washington, d.c. when an analyst mistakenly put in
states and its partners. during his recent comments on the nsa controversy president obama insisting the agency has a singular focus. >> i don't have an interest in the people of the nsa don't have an interest, in doing anything other than making sure that where we can prevent a terrorist attack, where we can get information, ahead of time. >> reporter: this morning the nsa fox's request for comment to the state department, arthel. arthel: catherine what about edward snowden, is he now going, see i told you so, i told you so? i don't know. >> reporter: that's right. a russian newspaper is reporting this importanting that the former nsa leaker edward snowden got stuck in moscow after the u.s. put pressure on cuba not to accept his asylum request. snowden's plans you remember to travel to cuba were so far advanced he had his seat booked on a flight to havana on june 23rd. remember this photo of snowden's empty seat snapped by journalists who bought the tickets to cuba believing snowden would be on board? the nsa leaker was stuck in moscow's international airport for six weeks until he
, president obama and other dignitaries will stand on the same steps to commemorate the march on washington, the same steps where dr. king delivered his "i have a dream" speech to a quarter of a million people and thousands are expected to gather there today. we will have much more on today's events throughout our time on the air. >> top story now. a fox news alert. preparations for a strike on syria. right now u.s.-led air or missile strikes, they're looking all but certainty point. the timing is still unclear but the obama administration is working out we're told all the details. the u.n. security council, set for a showdown. and britain is saying it will put forward a resolution seeking authorization for military action. russia calling the move premature. and american ally israel is bracing for possible retaliation. it is already been threatened. all of this happening as u.n. chemical weapons inspectors in damascus are saying they need at least four more days to finish their investigation. the alleged gas attack that killed hundreds. what happened? who did it? a live report from the whit
. >> critics are refuting many claims the obama administration made by the nsa data collection program. that is leaving many worried about the security of their personal information and wondering whether or not the agency is playing by the rules. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge has more now from washington. hi, catherine. have we reach ad tipping. >> reporter: patti ann, according to aclu at least 20 pieces of legislation are being considered to modify the nsa program adding the white house continues to disappoint its base on the issue. >> i think the white house has lost credibility and i think the government generally has been operating with a deficit of trust in the area of surveillance for the past few years. they have been saying one thing publicly to congress and to the courts and turns out that quite another thing has been taking place behind closed doors. >> reporter: in the end the aclu alleges that the nsa plays word games under the set of rules known as the united states intelligence directive 18, collecting data only applies when the data is analyzed and
comments on the ns aft controversy president obama said more americans learn about the nsa programs and safeguards built into the programs he believes the more comfortable he will be with the level of surveillance. >> i'm comfortable that the m comfortable if the americang people examined, exactly what was taking place, how it was being used, what the safeguards were, that they would say, you know what? these folks are following the law and doing what they say they're doing. >> reporter: but in a "fox news poll" published last week nearly 3/4 of americans believe the nsa electronic surveillance of everyday americans is serious with the minority believing it is just a phony scandal. this comes as journalist glen greenwald who broke the nsa story is promising to focus on the work of the programs after his partner on the left was temporarily detained over the weekened on a british terrorism statute. heather. heather: catherine herridge live for us. thank you, catherine. >> reporter: you're welcome. jon: so the government gets to decide which content is monitored? our next guest says th
with you too obviously. good discussion. monica, joe. heather? heather: still to come president obama said a year ago, remember this, the use of chemical weapons would be a red line in syria but now that there are dramatic new claims that the syrian government is behind a deadly chemical attack, what is the president's best next move and is he willing to make it? >>> plus a manhunt is underway for two thugs who randomly beat to death an 88-year-old world war ii veteran in an empty parking lot. the disturbing details and who police are looking for up next. >> we can not have a situation where chemical or biological weapons are falling in the hands of the wrong people. we have been very clear to the assad regime but also to other players on the ground that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. that would change my calculus. heather: that was president obama a year ago, speaking about the use of chemical weapons in syria and today there are growing calls for the president to act, after video reportedly out of syria is said to s
. >> reporter: sure. gregg: well, a brand new fox poll just in as president obama uses the bully pulpit to pivot back to the economy and pound republicans. but according to the just-released poll, voters are knot terribly impressed. most of them think the president isn't offering any new economic ideas, and he'd help the country more by staying in washington, rolling up his sleeves and actually working with republicans. the new poll, there it is, finds 71% of voters say the president's recent economic speeches are full of the same old things that he's been talking about for the last few years, that's more than triple the number who think he's putting forward new ideas to boost the economy. angela mcglowan is a fox news political analyst. want to talk to you about these. do you think that number we just showed on the screen is a reflection of unemployment that is still incredibly high and economic growth that "the washington post" called horrible? >> it is a reflection. i think you're going to see this during the midterm elections. if you remember in 2010, you had the tea partiers and people comi
right now. martha: bye, everybody. jon: we begin with a fox news alert on egypt. president obama announcing the united states is canceling joint military exercises with that nation because of violence there. the biennial bright star exercise is now scrapped the announcement cops a day after violence in cairo and other cities took more than 500 lives. supporters of the muslim brotherhood vowing to keep on fighting after police backed by bulldozers broke up two sit-in camps. we'll have a live report from the region in moments. >>> first, brand new stories and breaking news. jenna: as jon was talking about the president reacts to the crisis in egypt. what he is saying about the increasingly tough situation there. what it means for our nation's relationship with a critical ally in that part of the world. >>> chaos in a class as a gunman walks in and shoots the instructor dead. we have a the latest on the manhunt for the suspected killer there. >>> cyber you can staing a beauty queen. we'll explain why the fbi is getting involved after the reining miss teen usa says a stranger hacked
with what we've got to close the gap. >> president obama said also in 2003 that he favored single payer but knew he might not be able to get there immediately so what do people mean when they use the term single payer? listen. >> what they really mean is putting everybody into one big government insurance program and almost always on the left they're talking about medicare. >> but medicare is tens of trillions of dollars in the hole so many argue that's not the way to go. appear lists note that single payer systems in other countries hold down costs by rationing care. listen. >> if you look to, say, great britain, there's about 115,000 people there today who have been waiting longer than 18 weeks for administration to the hospital n. canada, waiting list to get in to see a physician of your choice can be as many as 800,000 people at any one time. >> the typical wait for a normal procedure in canada is four months. for a hip replacement or knee replacement, the wait is 10 months. some wait more than a year for a knee replacement. >> so nations that have tried single payer systems have to
"happening now." ♪ ♪ jon: and we begin on this friday morning with another effort to derail president obama's health care overhaul. this as house republicans get set to vote for the 40th time on legislation that would block the irs from implementing that law. good morning to you, i'm jon scott. alisyn: hi, everybody, i'm alisyn camarota, good to be here, jon. jon: good to have you here. alisyn: house republicans are expected explain why they've occupied so much time and wasted count less taxpayer -- countless taxpayer dollars on 40 repeal votes that stand no chance of being enacted while refusing to go to conference to enact a budget into law. alisyn: and a group of gop senators also getting in on the action by leading an effort to defund the measure. jon: new information on a crime that's becoming all too common and may be costing taxpayers billions. today the house oversight committee is hearing testimony from the acting irs commissioner about tax fraud stemming from identity theft. congressman john mica saying it's so easy and so lucrative to scam the irs that drug dealers are giving up
'll take your questions. we want to know if you had the chance what would you ask president obama at his news conference today? tweet your questions to@happening now or eel mail us at happening now and we'll read some of your responses throughout the show. brand new stories and breaking us. >> indeed. new evidence potentially evidence on the deadly maris virus. what scientists know about the the illness. >>> day four of the trial of reputed gangster, "whitey" bulger. he is accused of playing a role in at least 19 murders. our legal panel will be here to discuss the case. >>> behind the scenes at the white house. a new film about the butter out next week. you have to say and watch this. you've got to. this will be great. jenna: we're speaking to the author of the book the movie is based on. it is all happening now. kelly: there is a new terror threat for americans in pakistan. i'm kelly wright in for jon scott. jenna: our consulate in the city of lahore is at least closed through sunday as a precaution. the state department is warning americans not to travel to pakistan at least for the t
this weekend supporting the obama administration's decision to handle the intelligence in the way that they have in terms of closing these embassies and consulates. >> given the climate in washington right now, that is most unusual. is there any feeling this is the government issuing a warning at a time when the nsa is under scrutiny for its broad-reaching surveillance programs? >> reporter: well, clearly the information came as a result of those nsa surveillance programs. the doubters may think so but even congressman pete king, republican from new york, former head of homeland security and the administration's most vocal critic says no. >> we can't criticize them for doing too little with benghazi and not criticize them for doing too much. i give them credit for learning from benghazi and that's why they're firming up the embassies. as far as the worldwide alert i think it is absolutely warranted in this situation. >> reporter: the al qaeda leader, al-zawahiri who took over for bin laden after he was culled issued calls from separate audiotapes from wherever he is hiding in paki
paul in kentucky introduced so-called smarter sentencing legislation which holder will say the obama administration wants to refine and advance. the attorney general undertakes these reforms in the fifth year of his tenure fresh off a recent string of high-profile controversies. jenna. jenna: james rosen live in d.c. thank you. >> reporter: thank you. jon: anthony weiner launching his first television commercial today for run for new york city mayor but something's kind of missing from the ad. yes, the infamous sexting scandal, nowhere to be seen or heard in it. it, toppled his poll numbers avenues of the latest scandal broke. the 30-second spot does however allude to powerful voices trying to stop him from running. >> the powerful voices have made it clear from the very beginning they didn't want me to win but this isn't about what they want. they have gotten their way for far too long. if you give me chance i will fight for you and your family every single day. >> also today, a new sienna college poll was released saying that 80% of new york voters find anthony weiner, unfavorable
, and the indictments don't go far enough. >> the real question is, is the government committed, is president obama committed to capture and kill these people? at this point almost 11 months afterwards, it doesn't appear so. >> reporter: now, we don't know if the three suspects originally identified by the fbi are, indeed, among the ones indicted. in an interview conducted with fox last year, one of them said he was at the scene of the attack that night, but he denies being a ringleader of the attack on the consulate as others have claimed. jenna: his name has come up repeatedly as you mentioned, steve. this news is not even 24 hours old. within the last 24 hours, the president appeared on jay leno. did he have anything specifically to say about benghazi? >> reporter: yeah, he did. he was asked whether his response to the latest terrorist threat was an overreaction because of the tragic events in benghazi. >> one thing i've tried to do as president is not overreact. you know, but make sure that as much as possible the american people understand that there are genuine risks out there. >> reporter: n
and individual families for coverage is going to be perhaps, a lot more expensive than president obama promised. in fact according to "the new york times" story today, those costs, when you include the out-of-pocket costs for health insurance, plus drug cost, jenna, could cost a family over $13,000 of out-of-pocket costs. more middle income family, they can't afford that, jenna. jenna: the limitations supposed to be in place, if you were an individual would not pay more out-of-pocket than $6300. >> right. jenna: if you were a family not more than 12, $700. that will be moved back another year. >> exactly. jenna: could that be unlimited, if we buy into insurance plan and decide to get insurance that we didn't have it, could we spend an unknown amount of money on health care? >> we don't know the answer to that, yet, jenna. those rules are still to be determined. what we know the out-of-pocket costs were supposed to be cap as you just mentioned, they could for many, many millions of families be a lot higher than the $6300 for a individual and something like 12,000 for a family. by the way when yo
think there's also going to be a lot of what president obama called glitches. jenna: it's interesting to see how different cities may or may not be using the health care exchange. there's been reports out of detroit and chicago that these cities in deep financial trouble may with looking -- may be looking to push some retirees into the health care exchanges instead of having to pay for health care benefits until they're the age of 65 or so, michael. if that happens and, again, it's just an idea, but if health care becomes entrenched in that way because of decisions made by politicians at a local level, how does that influence the political debate? >> i think one of the ways is that if cities, cities with big payrolls like shaq -- like chicago dump their employees on the health care exchanges, this program is going to end up costing more than has been projected, because those assumptions were baked into the bill. one of the things you have to realize about this bill is that even its backers admit that it was not the ideal piece of legislation they wanted. that's because after the victo
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